Tom DeLay: He’s Baaack.
Or maybe he just never left. He might soon be reincarnating as a lobbyist for the American Conservative Union.
DeLay has announced that he’s planning some “new career moves” but denied that being a lobbyist was one of the possibilities. Two board members of the American Conservative Union have threatened to resign if DeLay is hired as their lobbyist.
But another board member, Morton Blackwell, said “virtually every conservative cause has benefited greatly from the devotion and skill of Tom DeLay. He fights our battles beside us. We owe him our strongest support now.”
In March of 2005, Blackwell wrote an “open letter to conservatives,” asking for help to do “something effective against the leftist organizations and liberal media who have launched truly vicious attacks on U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.”
The American Conservative Union rates members of Congress every year on how well they follow Conservative principles. In 2004 DeLay received a 100% rating. In 2005 his rating plummeted to 88%.